ERIC Number: ED214685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Integrated and Early Childhood Education: Preparation for Social Development. Theme A: Relevant Provision for Early Childhood.
Axton, J. H. M.
Factors which influence child development are listed and briefly discussed. These factors are (1) mother's childhood, (2) mother's age, (3) care during pregnancy and delivery, (4) early neonatal factors, (5) birth interval, (6) effect of repeated infection and malnutrition on brain growth and intellectual development, and (7) home environment. The cross-generational effect of malnutrition/deprivation is stresssed. Concluding remarks focus on areas of intervention, such as family spacing and postnatal care, and areas of governmental responsibility that are likely to improve the conditions of children in Zimbabwe. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Intervention, Nutrition, Perinatal Influences, School Culture
Bernard van Leer Foundation, P.O. Box 85905, 2508 CP The Hague, Netherlands (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Note: Paper presented at the Eastern Hemisphere Seminar (2nd, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, February 24-March 7, 1981). For related documents, see PS 012 556 and PS 012 795-800.